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David Fitzgerald
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David Fitzgerald

Australia
David Fitzgerald

Full Name

David Andrew Fitzgerald

Born

November 30, 1972, Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia

Age

48y 139d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Coach

TEAMS

After a slow start, David Fitzgerald's big break in state cricket arrived in 1997-98 when South Australia's selectors afforded him the chance to enjoy an extended run as an opening batsman for the Redbacks. Two successive centuries duly arrived in his first three games of the season and he has rarely had need to look over his shoulder since. A composed right hander who is particularly strong off the back foot and hits pull, cut and hook strokes with great authority, Fitzgerald has stood tall as the state team has battled to re-assert itself in the wake of the departure of a number of the key players from its Sheffield Shield-winning squad of 1995-96. He has produced a number of outstanding innings and his effort in scoring an unbeaten 111 against Pakistan in 1999-2000, becoming the first South Australian player in seven seasons to carry his bat in the process, will long be remembered. Runs haven't always come as easily - he moved to Adelaide in 1995 following two seasons of frustration during which he had failed to establish himself in his native Western Australia - but his career has been expertly resurrected in the years since. (John Polack, August 2001)

© 2001 CricInfo Ltd

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC6712754221202*34.591314470
List A44441135111431.4129170
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC67620---2.00-000
List A44000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

List A Matches
Span
1994/95 - 2002/03

Photos


David Fitzgerald - Portrait 2000
David Fitzgerald - Portrait September 2000
David Fitzgerald after scoring 114 runs
Fitzgerald catches Katich, Western Australia v South Australia, Pura Milk Cup, 1999/2000